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09 September 2021

Emirates Old Trafford's 2022 international fixtures confirmed

Emirates Old Trafford's internationals for summer 2022 have today been announced. 

  • Emirates Old Trafford to host first India Vitality IT20 on Friday 1 July
  • The venue will also host England and South Africa in a Royal London ODI on Friday 22 July
  • Vitality Blast Finals Day to be staged at Edgbaston on Saturday 16 July

The home of Lancashire Cricket will host the first Vitality IT20 between England and India on Friday 1 July, before South Africa arrive for the second match of the Royal London ODI series on Friday 22 July. 

In news for Lancashire Lightning, Vitality Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston has also been brought forward from its usual September slot and will now take place on Saturday 16 July.

England Men will begin their 2022 home summer with a three-match LV= Insurance Test Series against world champions New Zealand.

Joe Root’s Test team begin their series against the Black Caps at Lord’s on Thursday 2 June before the series heads to Trent Bridge (10-14 June) and Emerald Headingley (23-27 June).

England Men then will play all of their home white-ball matches in July.

A three-match Vitality IT20 Series against India will begin at Emirates Old Trafford on 1 July before matches at Trent Bridge (3 July) and The Ageas Bowl (6 July). A three-match Royal London Series follows with matches at Edgbaston (9 July), the Kia Oval (12 July) and Lord’s (14 July).

South Africa’s tour will begin with a three-match Royal London Series in the north of England. The series will be staged at Emirates Riverside (19 July), Emirates Old Trafford (22 July) and Emerald Headingley (24 July).

England will then meet the Proteas in a three-match Vitality IT20 Series at Bristol (27 July), Sophia Gardens (28 July) and The Ageas Bowl (31 July).

A three-Test LV= Insurance Test Series against South Africa will conclude the men’s international summer. Lord’s will host the first LV= Insurance Test (17-21 August) before the series moves to Edgbaston (25-29 August) and The Kia Oval (8-12 September).

ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said: “It has been a scintillating summer of cricket and so good to see crowds back packing out venues later this summer. For next summer, I am pleased to be able to confirm three high-quality men’s international touring teams for 2022, starting with a three-Test LV= Insurance Series against World Test Champions New Zealand.

“We also look forward to India returning for two white-ball series before we host South Africa for what promises to be hard-fought series across three formats, including three LV= Insurance Test Matches.”

The ECB remains in discussions with key stakeholders regarding the 2022 England Women’s home schedule and the overall structure of the men’s and women’s domestic seasons.

2022 England Men’s home schedule

England Men's LV= Insurance Test Series against New Zealand:

1st LV= Insurance Test, Lord’s – 2-6 June

2nd LV= Insurance Test, Trent Bridge – 10-14 June

3rd LV= Insurance Test, Emerald Headingley – 23-27 June

England Men’s Series against India:

1st Vitality IT20, Emirates Old Trafford – Friday, 1 July

2nd Vitality IT20, Trent Bridge – Sunday, 3 July

3rd Vitality IT20, The Ageas Bowl – Wednesday, 6 July

1st Royal London ODI, Edgbaston – Saturday, 9 July

2nd Royal London ODI, Kia Oval – Tuesday, 12 July

3rd Royal London ODI, Lord’s – Thursday, 14 July

England Men’s Series against South Africa

1st Royal London ODI, Emirates Riverside – Tuesday, 19 July

2nd Royal London ODI, Emirates Old Trafford – Friday, 22 July

3rd Royal London ODI, Emerald Headingley – Sunday, 24 July

1st Vitality IT20, Bristol – Wednesday, 27 July

2nd Vitality IT20, Sophia Gardens – Thursday, 28 July

3rd Vitality IT20, The Ageas Bowl – Sunday, 31 July

1st LV= Insurance Test, Lord’s – 17-21 August

2nd LV= Insurance Test, Edgbaston – 25-29 August

3rd LV= Insurance Test, Kia Oval – 8-12 September